Friday, October 11, 2019
8:15 a.m.–1:45 p.m.


Adelphi University
1 South Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530

A Day with the Arts: Dance. Music. Theatre.

A Day with the Arts

Discover and Explore your Passion—Annual High School Special Event Series

Hear ye! Hear ye! Dancers, musicians, thespians, singers and artisans, we request your presence at this year’s Arts Conference. On Friday, October 11, 2019, spend the day with us and ignite your creativity. Delve into intensive hands-on workshops in dance, music and theatre at Adelphi’s Performing Arts Center (PAC)—one of the most exceptional performing arts facilities on Long Island. The event also features a keynote speaker!

Ryann Redmond Headshot

This year, Adelphi University is thrilled to welcome Ryann Redmond (currently starring on Broadway as Olaf in Frozen: The Musical) as our guest speaker for A Day with the Arts. Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Ryann Redmond received her formal training at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts CAP21 Conservatory. She originated the role of Bridget in the reading, workshop, world premiere, national tour and Broadway production of the Tony-nominated Bring It On: The Musical. She was also thrilled to perform alongside Idina Menzel, Anthony Rapp and LaChanze in the original cast of If/Then in Washington, D.C., and on Broadway. Other favorite roles she has played include: Tracy Turnblad in The MUNY’s production of Hairspray and Smitty in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying at TUTS in Houston, Texas, all to rave reviews. Ryann was recently featured in the world premiere of Ming Peiffer’s Usual Girls at the Roundabout Theatre Company in NYC. 


Friday, October 11

8:15 a.m.–8:40 a.m.


8:45 a.m.–8:55 a.m.


9:05 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

Workshop 1

10:10 a.m.–11:05 a.m.

Workshop 2

11:10 a.m.–12:05 p.m.

Workshop 3

12:15 p.m.–1:15 p.m.

Guest Speaker Ryann Redmond

1:15 p.m.–1:40 p.m.


1:45 p.m.



The maximum number of students allowed to participate 15 students per school. Workshops will be assigned on a first come, first-served basis. Workshop selection is subject to change. Students can select their top three workshop choices prior to the event and we’ll do our best to place each student in at least one of their top choices. 

The workshops include, Departmental Audition Workshops to students who are interested in auditioning for theater, dance or music programs during their college application process.

These are participatory workshops, where interested students can get immediate feedback on their audition pieces. Students prepared with a monologue, dance piece or music piece may opt to audition during this workshop for our College of Arts and Sciences selective theatre, dance and music programs here at Adelphi.

High school seniors will get priority for these audition workshops. Students will have the opportunity to register for the following workshops on the online registration form:

  • Acting with Accents
  • Theater Improvisation
  • Makeup for the Stage Demonstration
  • Stage Combat
  • Scenic Painting
  • Theater Audition Workshop  ****Senior Priority
  • Stage Lighting
  • Modern Dance – Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company *Intermediate, Advanced
  • Ballet *Intermediate, Advanced
  • Dance Audition Workshop *****Senior Priority
  • Dance Improvisation *Intermediate, Advanced
  • Broadway Vocal Repertoire **Intermediate, Advanced
  • Classical Vocal Repertoire **Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music Audition Workshop  ***Senior Priority (either vocal or instrumental)
  • Digital Media in Music

» Audition Workshop Info

*Please come dressed to dance.
**Please come prepared with two copies of a piece to sing and (the university will provide an accompanist)
***Please come prepared with two copies of a piece to perform and bring your own instruments (the university will provide a piano and an accompanist)
****Please come prepared with a short monologue to perform
*****Please come prepared with a brief piece to perform and dressed to dance​

Photo Releases

All students must register for the workshops no later than Friday, September 13, 2019.

All faculty and students must have a signed Camera Release Form by a parent or legal guardian. Faculty must either bring all the completed camera release forms on the day of the event or send them in advance via email to


The A Day with the Arts registration is closed. View our upcoming Discover and Explore events.

This event is part of the Annual High School Special Event Series. Learn more about Adelphi’s Performing Arts departments of DanceMusic and Theatre.